MOOREHEAD, James
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MOOREHEAD, GEN. JAMES K., of Pittsburgh, died March 6, 1884. He was born in Halifax, Dauphin county, seventy-eight years ago, and after obtaining a good business education began a connection with the public improvement of the State, which was only severed by his death. When only twenty-two years old he was appointed superintendent of the Juniata branch of the Pennsylvania canal. He afterwards established the Pioneer Passenger Packet Line, running between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In 1839 he was appointed adjutant general of the State, but declined the office. In 1858 General Moorehead was elected to Congress by the Republicans of the Twenty-first Congressional district, and retained that position until 1869, when he refused to be again a candidate. During the last three terms of his service in Congress he was chairman of the committee on manufactures [sic], and a member of the ways and means and on naval affairs. The Moorehead tariff bill was formulated and reported by a sub-committee of which General Moorehead was chairman, and in its main features remained the tariff law until the last revision. At the time of his death General Moorehead was president of the Chamber of Commerce and also of the Monongahela Navigation Company.